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Just got my 2nd 7600GT today, and was wondering if there are any modified nVidia drivers out that that let you use 2 monitors in SLI. I can switch back and forth when I am not gaming, but would like to eliminate the hassle!

Thanks in advance!
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I do not think you can. I tried when I setup my sli and could not get it to work.
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post #3 of 15
You dont need special drivers, or even SLi to run dual monitors. Just plug both into your primary card, and fire up the nvidia controll pannel. There will be an option for multipul displays, just configure that how you want, and your good to go!

EDIT: If there are problems with dual-monitors and SLi that I dont know of, disregard what I said.
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It will allow you to switch between the two monitors in SLI mode, but not display on both at the same time.
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Some hardware= Dualhead2go and triplehead2go
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Some hardware= Dualhead2go and triplehead2go
Those look really cool! Those are probably what you are looking for.
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I really dont want to extend my game onto the other monitors, just have the other one on. I use my 2nd monitor for all of my trillian windows, extra browser windows, temp monitors etc.....so would like to keep all that with SLI....
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No, But you can get cheap PCI video card run dual monitors it works I know someone that did it.
So you would have SLI on one monitor and use the PCI card for the other.

The PCI card has to be ATI so the Nvidia drives don't control it.
If you don't have a ATI PCI card you can get them cheap as $25 new.
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by bdattilo
Just got my 2nd 7600GT today, and was wondering if there are any modified nVidia drivers out that that let you use 2 monitors in SLI. I can switch back and forth when I am not gaming, but would like to eliminate the hassle!

Thanks in advance!
There's confusion here! SLI IS two monitors, it's just on one screen...one card draws the top aand the other the bottom. That way a screen is drawn twice (actually slower that twice) as fast. SLI on two monitors would result in each screen being drawn at 1/2 (actually slower that 1/2) the speed of one non-SLI screen. Think about it.

http://www.digitaltigers.com/multiple-monitors.shtml
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No, But you can get cheap PCI video card run dual monitors it works I know someone that did it.
So you would have SLI on one monitor and use the PCI card for the other.

The PCI card has to be ATI so the Nvidia drives don't control it.
If you don't have a ATI PCI card you can get them cheap as $25 new.
Wouldn't two sets of drivers create a few problems?
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